Antonio Lopez, PhD

Dr. Antonio R. Lopez is currently Director of the Chicago Frontlines Funding Initiative, an intermediary fund that supports grassroots Environmental Justice organizations to build their capacity and impact. Prior to this role, Antonio served as the Executive Director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, and on the leadership teams of the Midwest EJ Network and the Building Equity for Environmental Justice Network.  A specialist in racial equity assessment and evaluation, Antonio also works with foundation, university, and non-profit leaders to address institutional racism and work in solidarity with grassroots communities of color.